El Niño is a term that refers to an ocean event characterized by warmer waters. The warm water pushes north from the equator and with it comes the opportunity to catch warm-water species of fish not normally found off California waters. Scientists are predicting that 2014 could actually be a Super El Niño. A similar event hasn’t happened in over a decade.
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Ed Zieralski recently attended San Diego’s Day At The Docks. DATD is an annual festival where the public has the opportunity to get on sportboats and talk to the captains and crews. Zieralski talked to several long-time sportboat captains to get their thoughts on the upcoming season.